Gamecocks Visit Lone Star State for Three-Game Set at Texas A&M
The Gamecocks and Aggies start their series Friday night in Bryan-College Station.COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina baseball team heads to Bryan-College Station, Texas, for a three-game SEC set at No. 13 Texas A&M. The series begins on Friday night (May 6) at 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. CT). The series continues on Saturday afternoon (May 7) at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT) and concludes Sunday afternoon (May 8) at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT). All three games will be on SEC Network Plus. All games also will be broadcast on the Gamecock Sports Network with Derek Scott and Tommy Moody on the call. The Gamecocks are coming off a 9-4 win over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night. Eli Jones threw 3.2 scoreless innings to earn the win while Josiah Sightler and Colin Burgess both homered in a 15-hit night.
SCOUTING TEXAS A&M
The Aggies are coming off a 10-5 win over UT Arlington on Tuesday night at home. Dylan Rock homered and had three RBI for Texas A&M in the win. On the season, Jack Moss is hitting .362 with 12 doubles and 35 RBI while Rock has 12 home runs and a team best 38 RBI. On the mound, Nathan Dettmer is 5-2 with a 3.13 ERA and 58 strikeouts. He shared SEC Pitcher of the Week honors with the Gamecocks' Noah Hall.
SERIES VS. TEXAS A&M
Carolina holds a 10-7 series advantage on the Aggies. The two teams have not met since the 2019 season when Texas A&M won 2-of-3 games at Founders Park. The last meeting in College Station happened in 2018 when Carolina won a pair of games. Cody Morris struck out seven in seven innings and Madison Stokes joined Jacob Olson with three hits apiece in a 10-1 win in the series finale.
PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION
South Carolina Brett Thomas (Jr. RHP) 0-0, 6.39 ERA, 12.2 IP, 8 BB, 14 SO
Texas A&M Nathan Dettmer (So. RHP) 5-2, 3.13 ERA, 60.1 IP, 13 BB, 58 SO
South Carolina Noah Hall (Jr. RHP) 2-4, 4.57 ERA, 61.0 IP, 24 BB, 61 SO
Texas A&M Micah Dallas (Jr. RHP) 4-3, 5.49 ERA, 60.2 IP, 15 BB, 68 SO
South Carolina Will Sanders (So. RHP) 6-2, 3.82 ERA, 68.1 IP, 22 BB, 71 SO
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HALL NAMED SEC CO-PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Noah Hall was named the SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced on May 2. Hall had another outstanding performance this season as the junior allowed just three hits and struck out eight in seven scoreless innings in a 2-1 win over Alabama on Friday night. Hall had a strikeout in five of his seven innings pitched and had a great play in the fifth, shoveling a comebacker to catcher Colin Burgess to get Caden Rose at the plate, keeping the Crimson Tide scoreless on the day. Hall has a 3.09 ERA and a .231 opponent's batting average in SEC play.
GAMECOCKS SWEEP TIDE
Carolina swept Alabama in a three-game SEC series April 28-30, defeating the Tide in a pair of one-run games (6-5 and 2-1) on Thursday and Friday and winning 11-5 on Saturday. It was the first SEC sweep for the Gamecocks since May 14-16, 2021, at Kentucky and the first SEC sweep at Founders Park since March 26-28, 2021, vs. Florida. The Gamecocks swept Alabama for the first time since May 19-21, 2016. Carolina had the only sweep in the league on the weekend and improved to 18-9 at Founders Park this season.
Carolina opens its final homestand of the season on Tuesday night (May 10) as the Gamecocks host USC Upstate. First pitch is at 7 p.m.